SINGAPORE AIR SHOW, Singapore, Feb. 15, 2012 – Go Airlines (GoAir), a leading provider of low fare services in the growing Indian aviation market, has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for its order of 72 firm A320neo aircraft. The agreement represents 144 firm PW1100G-JM engines and is anticipated to include a PureSolutionSM maintenance package. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2016. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"We selected the Pratt & Whitney PurePower engine because we are confident that its performance advantage will deliver significant savings in operating costs, as well as considerable reductions in emissions and noise," said Jeh Wadia, managing director, GoAir. “The PurePower engine is the best long-term solution for GoAir’s growing fleet.”
Each Airbus A320neo family aircraft purchased by GoAir will be powered by two PurePower PW1100G-JM engines with benefits including double-digit reductions in fuel burn, environmental emissions, engine noise and operating costs when compared with today's engines.
"All of us at Pratt & Whitney are delighted that GoAir has selected the PurePower engine to power its Airbus A320neo fleet and we look forward to providing GoAir with the benefits of this game changing technology," said Todd Kallman, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines & Global Services president. “Being chosen by another key low-cost carrier in India - one of the fastest growing markets - is another testament to the game-changing benefits our Geared Turbofan™ technology delivers.”
The PurePower engine uses an advanced gear system allowing the engine’s fan to operate at a different speed than the low-pressure compressor and turbine. The combination of the gear system and an all-new advanced core delivers fuel efficiency and environmental benefits.
Go Airlines (India) Ltd. is owned by the Wadia Group, and operates its services under the brand GoAir, which launched its operations in November 2005. Headquartered in Mumbai, the airline currently operates across 21 destinations in India with approximately 160 daily flights.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.